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5 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Kitchen design trends come and go, but some stay as a mark of good taste over time. Here are five trends that you can implement right away, and they will forever keep their relevance. Environmentally Friendly Approach Environmental awareness and all things green might have been a trend for a brief period; however, it is rapidly becoming the mainstream lifestyle and the right way of approaching the future. Declaring war on food waste, plastic packaging, and harsh chemicals that pollute the environment and affect our health should be on everyone's list. Recycling, reusing, and eliminating food waste by composting, along with practicing conscious energy consumption, will make your kitchen and the household a greener and healthier place to live.

Marble Marble has been a luxury statement since ancient times; it enjoyed popularity in the first half of the 20th century. After a brief period where artificial countertop materials rose in popularity, the new millennium brought Marble back in trend, and now this classic is here to stay as an epitome of classic elegance where it belongs. Besides the natural marble slabs, we see the implementation of Carrara or Calacatta patterns on ceramic and porcelain tiles, and they are used to cover kitchen floors and walls.

Differences include veining and color distinct two marble classics, Calacatta and Carrara Marble. Calacatta is known as whiter with bold and distinguished veining, while Carrara has a soft grey tone with more delicate and subtle veining. Calacatta is more exclusive as it is pretty rare. Also, because Marble is a smooth stone, it is very absorbent and contains minerals. Sometimes in reaction with moisture, its iron content turns to rust and causes discoloration. For these reasons, Marble requires regular care to maintain its crisp and elegant appearance.

Statement Tiles Statement tiles are an essential part of color combinations and materials you will use in your kitchen; they tie it all together. Tiles are divided into ceramic and porcelain, and the main differences between the two are un in their density, the manufacturing process, the water absorption quality, and the price. Thanks to their decorative character, range of styles, and budget-friendly prices, ceramic tiles are the most popular choice for kitchen walls and backsplash.

On the other hand, both porcelain and ceramic tiles are well suited for kitchen floor applications. Because of greater durability, porcelain tiles provide better resistance in wet and high traffic areas, and they are a common choice in a commercial application. However, if your household's conditions do not require such a high grade of resistance, non-slip ceramic tiles are a great option and a more cost-effective option.

Tiles provide endless options to achieve a remarkable and original effect in the kitchen. From chevron, oriental, mosaic to super trendy subway tiles- statement tiles, whether used as a backsplash or a kitchen feature wall, tiles will never go out of style; they only get more creative.

Hardwood Floors

Wood is one of the more essential features in interior design. It brings warmth, organic textures, and a feeling of tradition to space. Moreover, because it is a natural material, hardwood is the healthiest flooring choice. The contemporary style of open spaces and a desire to maintain "the flow" and create cohesiveness have brought the wooden floorings into the kitchen areas. The biggest con of wooden floor applications in the kitchen is its potential exposure to moisture. However, when sealed, timber flooring is protected from any regular or accidental encounters with water that can happen regularly. The only occasions that would require you to replace the wooden floorings are in situations such as a burst pipe, refrigerator leak, and other types of household flooding. Still, such events will cause serious damage to any floors, regardless of their material. However, if you are concerned about hardwood floors in your kitchen space but still want that natural aesthetic of wood, engineered wood flooring is a great solution.

Two-Tone Mat Kitchens Cabinetry colors and style will define your kitchen's look and feel, while its material will determine the resistance and durability.

The trend of a mat and muted kitchen cabinetry finishes appeared approximately a decade ago to end the glossy surfaces era, and it is only growing stronger. The one variation of this trend that seems to be sticking is two-tone mat kitchens. Two-tone mat combinations bring contrast and dynamic into space. Moreover, two-tone make the area less sterile and inviting, and warmer, especially if one tone is wood, which brings in natural warmth. It is preferable to use the lighter tones on the upper cabinets and the darker tones on the lower cabinets to ground the setting.

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